Pin-up is on the up

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

KENJAI’S chil­dren would rather watch tele­vi­sion than have their mum re­hearse in their lounge room.

How­ever that did not stop the sin­gle mum, bur­lesque per­former and cheeky Perth pin-up from be­com­ing the first AsianAus­tralian to win the ti­tle of Miss Il­lus­trated Pin-up Aus­tralia 2014.

More re­cently she started the Far East Col­lec­tive with Mel­bourne pin-up model Anna Mei.

“We wanted to pro­mote other cul­tures and Asian beauty in a pos­i­tive light and steer away from over-sex­u­alised stereo­types of women,” Kenjai said.

“We are try­ing to show­case di­ver­sity amongst dif­fer­ent cul­tures.

“Over­all I see the pin-up and vin­tage com­mu­nity in Aus­tralia as very wel­com­ing and more ac­cept­ing than the broader com­mu­nity.”

When not pos­ing in front of the cam­era, Kenjai is a cabaret per­former, the res­i­dent per­former at Dar­lings Sup­per Club and half of Perth Bur­lesque duo The Sugar Twins with her part­ner in crime, Cin­na­mon Minx.

She also ap­peared at last month’s Wheels and Doll­baby Perth Fash­ion Fes­ti­val show along­side her bur­lesque idol Dita Von Teese.

With Des­mond Eddy

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